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Full text of "Expression Of The Emotions In Man And Animals"

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CONCLUSION.

CHAP. XII.

FIG. 21.—Horror and Agony, copied from a photograph by Dr. Duchenne.

Conclusion.—I have now endeavoured to describe the
diversified expressions of fear, in its gradations from
mere attention to a start of surprise, into extreme terror
and horror. Some of the signs may he accounted for
through the principles of habit, association, and inherit-
ance,—such as the wide opening of the mouth and eyes,
with upraised eyebrows, so as to see as quickly as possible
all around us, and to hear distinctly whatever sound may
reach our ears. For we have thus habitually prepared